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A GStreamer based Video Transcoder - Transmageddon

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linuxers.org: So, after trying out winff, the graphical frontend for ffmpeg, I kept looking for more such tools and found the "Transmageddon Transcoder".

glc - The Linux FRAPS

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dedoimedo.com: For those wondering, FRAPS is a Windows program that can be used to record video streams of applications running on your desktop, most often games. For instance, I've used FRAPS to grab a handful of cool videos while playing Live for Speed.

Portable Linux Apps Which Work With Any Linux Distro

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makeuseof.com: Portable Apps for Windows and Mac have been around for a long time, but are less common in the Linux world. Due to the complexity of Linux dependencies, and the different way different distributions locate these dependencies, the portable Linux application long seemed like a pipe dream. Until now.

Introducing The Board

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lucasr.org: GUADEC 2010 is about to begin and, unfortunately, I will not attend it this year. But I think it’s a good time to introduce a small cool project I’ve been gradually working on in a my (rare) spare time. I’d like to present you The Board.

What’s happening in compizland?

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smspillaz.wordpress: Since the release the core team has been doing a bit of planning for what we want to do in the upcoming 0.9.2 release. A roadmap of “big features” will be coming in the next week or so.

Eight free open source books

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mybroadband.co.za: It doesn't matter if you're new to open source or a long-time user, there is always more to learn about. We scoured the Web for the best open source books.

Screen: A SysAdmin's PowerTool

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ostatic.com/blog: A major power tool that I left out of my sysadmin's toolbox article is GNU Screen. Screen has been an absolute lifesaver in the past, especially because I sometimes work remotely.

Arch + XFCE: The perfect Desktop

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celettu.wordpress.com: In the past week I’ve Ubuntu 10.04, Mint 9, and Arch + GNOME, but Arch + XFCE seems to beat all of those.

Canola Media Center Works Surprisingly Good in Ubuntu

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techdrivein.com: Canola is a open source media center application which was primarily built for smart phones and netbook devices. To be frank, I had never heard about Canola before and so I decided to give Canola Media Center a spin in my laptop powered by Ubuntu.

Simple Systems Administrators Toolbox

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ostatic.com/blog: Over the years I’ve come to appreciate the value of simplicity in systems administration. The more simple a setup is, the more likely it will be stable and easy to fix and maintain. Here’s what’s in my sysadmin’s toolbox:

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'Turbo Boost Max 3.0' and Mesa 17.2.4

  • Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15
    The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
  • Mesa 17.2.4 Graphics Stack Lands for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 Gamers
    Canonical's Timo Aaltonen reports on the availability of the Mesa 17.2.4 open-source graphics drivers stack on the X-SWAT updates PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 systems. Ubuntu systems have always lagged behind the development of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library, the Linux graphics stack containing open-source drivers for Intel, AMD Radeon, and Nvidia GPUs, but they usually catch up with it through a specially crafted PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository that can be easily installed by users.

OSS Leftovers

  • The Future of Marketing Technology Is Headed for an Open-Source Revolution
  • Edging Closer – ODS Sydney
    Despite the fact that OpenStack’s mission statement has not fundamentally changed since the inception of the project in 2010, we have found many different interpretations of the technology through the years. One of them was that OpenStack would be an all-inclusive anything-as-a-service, in a striking parallel to the many different definitions the “cloud” assumed at the time. At the OpenStack Developer Summit in Sydney, we found a project that is returning to its roots: scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service. It turns out, that resonates well with its user base.
  • Firefox Quantum Now Available on openSUSE Tumbleweed, Linux 4.14 Coming Soon
    Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system can now update their computers to the latest and greatest Firefox Quantum web browser.
  • Short Delay with WordPress 4.9
    You may have heard WordPress 4.9 is out. While this seems a good improvement over 4.8, it has a new editor that uses codemirror.  So what’s the problem? Well, inside codemirror is jshint and this has that idiotic no evil license. I think this was added in by WordPress, not codemirror itself. So basically WordPress 4.9 has a file, or actually a tiny part of a file that is non-free.  I’ll now have to delay the update of WordPress to hack that piece out, which probably means removing the javascript linter. Not ideal but that’s the way things go.

Red Hat and Fedora Leftovers